Key: 1440  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 12
Issued: 311 Stamps / dead country
  
  
 

Information
A former name of territory in the south Malay peninsula, known by this name during
World War II, while various occupations took place. In 1941 Japan occupied the territories of:
STRAITS SETTLEMENTS, NEGRI SEMBILAN, PAHANG, PERAK, SELANGOR, TRENGGANU
and also several others which were overturned to THAILAND (SIAM) in 1943: KEDAH,
KELANTAN, PERLIS and Trengganu. The entire Malaya territory was occupied by British army
in 1945, the stamps having an overprint of B M A (British Military Administration).
Special overprints since 1942 under Japanese Occupation. In 1948
gradually replaced by individual issues for each state.
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Inscriptions
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Straits Settlements
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Negri Sembilan
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Pahang
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Perak
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Selangor
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Trengganu
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Malayan Postal Union
DAI NIPPON 2602 MALAYA overprinted on stamps of Straits Settlements
DAI NIPPON 2602 MALAYA overprinted on stamps of Negri Sembilan
DAI NIPPON 2602 MALAYA overprinted on stamps of Pahang
DAI NIPPON 2602 MALAYA overprinted on stamps of Perak
DAI NIPPON 2602 MALAYA overprinted on stamps of Selangor
DAI NIPPON 2602 MALAYA overprinted on stamps of Trengganu
DAI NIPPON 2602 overprinted on stamps of Kedah
DAI NIPPON 2602 PENANG overprinted on stamps of Straits Settlements
DAI NIPPON YUBIN overprinted on stamps of Perak
Japanese script
Japanese script overprinted on stamps of Johore
THAILAND
B M A MALAYA overprinted on stamps of Straits Settlements

Index
   MALAYA
      Japanese Occ. of Malaya 1941-1945
         Postage Due Stamps
      Thai Occ. of Malaya 1943-1945
      British Military Adm. 1945-1948
 
Currency
100 Cents = 1 Dollar
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Related Countries

STRAITS SETTLEMENTS
Straits Settlements

NEGRI SEMBILAN
Negri Sembilan

PAHANG
Pahang

PERAK
Perak

SELANGOR
Selangor

TRENGGANU
Trengganu

THAILAND (SIAM)
Thailand (siam)

KEDAH
Kedah

KELANTAN
Kelantan

PERLIS
Perlis